With over 5GW of installed capacity, the UK has more offshore wind than any other country in the world. 2017 has been a landmark year for Scotland’s offshore wind sector. Beatrice – one of the largest private infrastructure projects ever developed in Scotland – is under construction, while Statoil’s world-leading Hywind will soon become a reality off the coast of Peterhead. The rollercoaster of judicial review proceedings and CfD allocation rounds means the fate of projects waiting in the wings is still to be determined, but 2018 looks set to be another year of exciting and intense activity.
Key questions the event will answer:
- What do recent changes in Scottish and UK Government policy mean for the sector?
- What innovations are breaking new ground and cutting costs?
- Does the consenting process need to respond to recent challenges?
- How is Scotland’s supply chain growing with the industry?
ORE Catapult is coordinating two sessions at the conference: Optimising Performance: Maximising the Existing Offshore Fleet, and The Wind Farms of the Future, chaired respectively by Chris Hill, Operational Performance Director, and Dr Steve Wyatt, Research and Innovation Director.